SOURCE: American Research & Policy Institute

American Research & Policy Institute

April 14, 2011 07:00 ET

Senator Orrin G. Hatch Headlines Healthcare Payments and Policy Conference in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - The American Research & Policy Institute (ARPI) today announced that the 2011 Healthcare Payments and Policy Conference (HCON) will be headlined by Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Republican, Senate Committee on Finance. HCON2011, which will be held June 28 - 29 in Washington, DC, is the premier conference and expo event bringing together healthcare payments industry leaders and policy makers to showcase and discuss new market trends, technologies, and challenges shaping the healthcare payments landscape. Key conference topics include: trends in consumer driven healthcare (CDH); health reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA); the changing role of fiduciaries in health payments; innovations in revenue cycle management; delivery system reform; new ICD-10 codes and how this will impact provider point-of-sale; and innovation in retail health payments.

"Due to rising out-of-pocket consumer healthcare costs, the recently passed healthcare reform legislation, and new technology innovation, the healthcare payments landscape is changing rapidly," said Steve Parente, PhD, Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota and HCON2011 Conference Co-Chair. "HCON addresses the newest trends impacting healthcare, payments, and policy from the perspective of healthcare payers, healthcare providers, financial institutions, and the market innovators re-shaping payments in healthcare."

Sponsors include Bank of America, Consumer Health Technologies, FIS, InstaMed, and Medagate. Organization partners include HIMSS Medical Banking Project and The University of Minnesota's Medical Industry Leadership Institute. Media partners include CDHC Solutions Magazine, Consumer Driven Market Report, FierceHealthPayer, FierceHealthFinance, HealthPayerNews, HealthFinanceNews, and PYMNTS.COM.

For registration details, information on media passes, and a complete list of speakers, partners, and event sponsors, please visit: www.healthpaymentsconference.com.

About The American Research & Policy Institute (ARPI)

The American Research & Policy Institute (ARPI) is one of the leading information sources on the trend towards consumerism in healthcare. Headquartered in Washington, DC, ARPI and its subsidiary organization the Consumer Driven Healthcare Institute (CDHCI) have produced healthcare industry events and are publishers of the CDHC Market Data Advisory, a quarterly report on consumer healthcare spending and investment. Visit: www.cdhci.org.

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